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On this day in 1967. in Cape Town, South Africa, a team of surgeons headed by Dr. Christian Barnard, performed the first human heart transplant on Louis Washkansky. He only lived 18 days.

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In Bhopal, India on this day in 1984, more than 2,000 people were
killed after a cloud of poisonous gas escaped from a pesticide
plant. The plant was operated by a Union Carbide subsidiary.

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It was on this day in 1964.

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“A Streetcar Named Desire” is a 1947 play written by American playwright Tennessee Williams that received the Pulitzer Prize
for Drama in 1948. The play opened on Broadway on December
3, 1947, and closed on December 17, 1949, at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre.

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Marlon Brando

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Ozzy in 1974.


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John Michael "Ozzy" Osbourne is 69 years old today.

Rock ‘n’ roll performer Ozzy Osbourne gained fame as the lead singer of Black
Sabbath
and became known as the Prince of Darkness and the Godfather of
Heavy Metal. 

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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On this   day in 1999.

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Pink Floyd’s best – selling album was released on this day in 1979.

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Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill
(November 30, 1874 – January 24, 1965)

Winston Churchill served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from
1940 to 1945 and again from 1951 to 1955.

     
     

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Samuel Langhorne Clemens (pen name Mark Twain)
(November 30, 1835 – April 21, 1910)

Clemens was an American writer, humorist, entrepreneur,
publisher, and lecturer. Among his novels are The
Adventures of Tom Sawyer
(1876) and its sequel, the
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1885).

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Richard Wagstaff Clark
(November 30, 1929 – April 18, 2012)

Dick Clark was a radio and television personality, TV producer who remains best
cultural icon who remains best known for hosting American Bandstand from 1957
to 1987 on ABC. He also hosted the game show Pyramid and Dick Clark’s New
Year’s Rockin’ Eve. Clark was often referred to as "America’s oldest teenager"
or "the world’s oldest teenager”.
    
    

    
    
    
    
    
   
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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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Union Gen. William T. Sherman and his troops began their "March
to the Sea" during the
U.S. Civil War on this day in 1864.

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William Tecumseh Sherman (February 8, 1820 – February 14, 1891)

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On this day in 1806, explorer Zebulon Pike spotted the mountaintop
that became known as Pikes Peak (above).

 

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Zebulon Montgomery Pike
(January 5, 1779 – April 27, 1813)

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On this day in 1777, The Continental Congress approved the
Articles of Confederation, precursor to the
U.S. Constitution.

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In Washington,
DC. on this day in 1969, a quarter of a million
protesters staged a peaceful demonstration against the
Vietnam War.

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A judge in Mineola, NY, sentenced Joey Buttafuoco (right) to six
months in jail for the statutory rape of Amy Fisher (left). Fisher
was serving a prison sentence for shooting and wounding
Buttafuoco’s wife, Mary Jo.

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Amy Elizabeth Fisher turned 43 August 21.


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                                          Joseph A. Buttafuoco turned 61 March 11.

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TIM MAGUIRE

     
     
     
 

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On this day in 1931.

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On this day in 1962, the above three scientists shared the Nobel
Prize for their DNA work.

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The Anthrax scare hits CBS in New York on this day in
2001.
    
        
   

CBS News announced that an employee in Dan Rather’s office had tested
positive for skin anthrax.

The FBI and Postal Service announced a $1 million reward for information
leading to the arrest of those responsible for the anthrax mailings.

     
     

    
    
    
    
    
    

   
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On this day in 2001, four disciples of Osama bin Laden, convicted in the
1998 bombing of US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania, were sentenced
to life in prison and ordered to pay $33 million in restitution to victims.

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On this day in 1968, two black athletes, Tommie Smith (center) and John
Carlos, (right) were suspended by the
U.S. Olympic Committee for giving
a "black power" salute during a ceremony at the Summer Olympics in
Mexico City.

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Charles Edward Anderson Berry (October 18, 1926 – March 18, 2017)

Chuck Berry is one of the pioneers of rock ‘n’ roll who released influential
songs such as "Maybellene" and "Johnny B. Goode."

He became immortalized for songs such as "Roll Over Beethoven," which
reached  #29 on the Billboard Top 100 chart.

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ED DANAHUE

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On this day in 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., gave his "I Have
a Dream" speech at a civil rights rally in Washington,
D.C. where
more than 200,000 people attended.

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It was on this day in 1968.

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Emmett Till was a 14-year-old
African-American who was lynched in Mississippi after offending a white woman in a grocery store on this
day in 1955.

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Emmett Louis Till  (July 25, 1941 – August 28, 1955)

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A divorce decree was issued for Britain’s Prince Charles
and Princess Diana on this day in 1996. This made the
end of the couples 15-year marriage official.


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